Twitter sets up Africa headquarters in Ghana
The company establishes its first physical presence on the African continent, 15 years after the launch of the micro-blogging platform.
Twitter CEO takes control of Jay Z’s Tidal in R4.5bn deal
The company says the deal will economically empower musicians and find new ways to support their work.
Facebook to face the music in SA Parliament, says DA
Parliament’s Committee of Communications and Digital Technologies is set to invite the social media player to respond to questions about misinformation on its platform.
Hungry customers take to Twitter over Uber Eats driver protest
Frustrated and hungry Uber Eats customers were unable to place orders, as hundreds of drivers downed tools in protest against low wages.
MTN-backed Ayoba app targets disgruntled WhatsApp users
The Ayoba app says it’s focused on protecting users’ privacy and security, as more users become frustrated by social media firms that abuse these rights.
Facebook, Twitter stocks tumble after Trump ban
Twitter and Facebook stock fell drastically in pre-market trading yesterday.
SMS still in the game 28 years later
The first SMS was sent nearly three decades ago today, delivering a message that simply read “Merry Christmas”.
Govt urged to include online GBV in Domestic Violence Act
Digital policy organisation Research ICT Africa will today appear before Parliament to ask government to consider online GBV in the Domestic Violence Act.
Twitter lambasted for lax security after ‘embarrassing’ hack
The social media platform lacked adequate cyber security protections and, at the time of the attack, did not have a chief information security officer, says a report.
Girls around the world are abused on social media
New research finds online abuse leaves girls vulnerable to new forms of abuse, with 50% saying online harassment is more common than street harassment.
Twitter hack masterminds charged in the US
The three suspects, two of whom are teenagers, are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and the intentional access of a protected computer.